Richard Pate

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For the bishop, see Richard Pate (bishop).
Memorial to Richard Pate in Gloucester Cathedral
Portrait (1550)
Richard Pate in later life by an unknown artist. In the collection of Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery.

Richard Pate or Pates (1516–1588) was an English landowner and Member of Parliament for Gloucester in the Parliament of 1559 and 1563-1567.[1]

Pate was born in Cheltenham and was a nephew of Richard Pate, Bishop of Worcester. An alumnus of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he endowed that institution with property, on the condition that they use some of the money to found and maintain a school in Cheltenham. This school was founded in 1574 and still exists as Pate's Grammar School.[2] Pate also left property in Oxford to Corpus Christi.

Pate died in 1588 and is buried in Gloucester Cathedral. On his tomb is inscribed Patebit tum quod latuit, meaning what is hidden will be revealed. This is also the motto of Pate's Grammar School and the Old Patesians Rugby Football Club. He also has a primary school named after him, the Richard Pate School.[2]

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